Johanns angry over earmarks

Both House and Senate Republicans are calling-out earmark spending in Washington.  Senator Mike Johanns says the President’s Recovery plan was full of earmarks.  Johanns says the $410 billion omnibus bill before the Senate now is again loading with earmarks – many for the same projects funded by earmarks in the stimulus.  Congressman Jeff Fortenberry is proposing a bill that would require increased accountability for earmark spending.   Congressional Budget offices report that the omnibus bill contains funding for 9-thousand earmark projects.